June 2, 2021

The Birth of Nursing

Chris Thrash, MBA, MHA
Project Update

"Faces of Nursing,Houston" is a dynamic project that honors one of the most valuable professions, rich in history and viability. Most attribute the profession's beginning to Florence Nightingale who trained a group of brave women to care for British soldiers in Crimea in 1854.  In 1860, she laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

It is truly remarkable that after only 12 years after Florence Nightingale began her work in Great Britain, Texas was birthing its own nursing movement that would lead to one of the greatest medical communities in the United States. The "Faces of Nursing" documentary series gives the audience the historical significance of Nursing, where the profession stands today, and the new challenges on the horizon of the future.

Great job to Jon Lindgren and his team of researchers and volunteers who are making this exciting project a reality. "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." ----Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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